AV thrills with Scintilla
AV Pictures’ Cannes slate includes in-demand sci-fi thriller Scintilla [pictured], which eOne has picked up for multi-territories.
Billy O’Brien directs the story of a disparate group of mercenaries hired to a lead a special unit deep into a former Soviet state to retrieve data from an underground militia base.
John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Ned Denehey, Beth Winslet and Antonia Thomas star in the thriller, now in post-producution.
Production designer is Skyfall and Prometheus art director Paul Inglis. AV has a promo in Cannes.
Also new to AV’s slate is horror Let Us Prey, currently in pre-production. Liam Cunningham and Hanna Stanbridge are attached to the feature about an enigmatic stranger detained in a remote police station who gradually takes over the minds of inmates and staff. Filming is set for July.
Pre-market, AV picked up Paul Tanter’s gangster-thriller Gangster Playboy Legends, which Metrodome released in the UK as The Fall of the Essex Boys.